Review of the new Mercedes-Benz C220d (W206), diesel power, Mild-hybrid, powerful-saving, satisfying.

Mercedes-reviewBenz The new C-Class, body code W206, starts the market with a diesel engine model that is available in both C 220 d Avantgarde and C 220 d AMG Dynamic with a selling price of 2,590,000 baht and 2,990,000 baht respectively. What interesting things can be followed in the article. this

For this article, the focus will be on Mercedes-Benz The C 220 d AMG Dynamic, the top-of-the-line model of the C-Class W206 family, is currently on sale. The market for this model W206 is different from the past. because instead of Mercedes-Benz Thailand will bring the whole imported version (CBU) to market at the beginning as before. But this time, choose to bring the domestic assembly model (CKD) to market at all. which has the advantage of more complete standard equipment

Still, if anyone hopes to wait for the plug-in hybrid engine model, they will have to wait for the production line again at the end of this year. But if anyone is fond of luxury European cars, diesel power is the same capital and what it is. You can reserve the owner immediately without having to wait.

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the exterior design of The Mercedes-Benz C-Class W206 retains the same Sensual Purity design concept as the W205, so both have similar body lines. But it has been revised to have a miniaturized S-Class W223. Whether it is a headlight that is slender and sharper. Taillights that have been changed to be designed in a long line to accommodate the last buttocks. It goes well with the initial 18-inch wheels on the Avantgarde and 19-inch wheels on the AMG Dynamic.

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For the Mercedes-Benz C 220 d AMG Dynamic model comes with LED High Performance headlights, which many people may think, eh, why doesn’t the top model not give DIGITAL LIGHT headlights that are sold in foreign cities? Because before, there was a MULTIBEAM LED headlight installed in the top version of the W205 look already. This must be acknowledged that the shortage of chips that occur around the world. As a result, Mercedes-BenzUnfortunately, some devices have to be cut off in order to market as planned. Still, there is also an Adaptive Highbeam Assist system and a panoramic glass sunroof.

In the AMG Dynamic version, the front grille is Mercedes-Benz pattern decorated with many small three-pointed star symbols. Enhanced with AMG bodystyling styling kits, chrome front and rear bumper decorations, and 19-inch AMG multi-spoke alloy wheels add to the sporty look of the car. It is also superior to the Avantgarde with an additional sports suspension.

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inside

As said above, This Mercedes-Benz C-Class W206 was built entirely in the country. Therefore, it can be fully equipped as standard without having to carry the same as the imported version of the whole car. The C 220 d AMG Dynamic will be decorated in the AMG Line interior, highlighting the sporty tones of black to the roof ceiling. Install sports seats, adjustable with electric front pairs. with memory on both sides Which will work in parallel with the position of the steering wheel and side mirrors. There is also a Lumbar Support system that can be adjusted in 4 directions. The seat provides a good fit, not equal to the W205 model, supporting long-distance driving without worry.

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In front of the driver is a 12.3-inch information display that can be adjusted to various information displays via the Touch Control button on the 3-spoke sports steering wheel wrapped in Nappa leather. The left and right stems are designed to be double-layered. This is considered a rather innovative design and is only available in Mercedes-Benz. (But I have to admit that the shiny touch buttons like this also cause fingerprints to be easy to use.)

The Mercedes-Benz W206 is the first of the C-Class to use the MBUX operating system, which runs on a 11.9-inch vertical touchscreen center display that will be used to control most of the functions. Shortcuts for volume adjustment, vehicle settings menu, view camera and DYNAMIC SELECT drive mode selector are located on the bottom edge of the screen, and there is also a fingerprint scanner for profile recognition. the driver came

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Move down a little to find a storage compartment with a lid. The interior will be equipped with a wireless charging smartphone charger (Wireless Charging) to increase the convenience of using the Apple CarPlay system and Android Auto wirelessly without the need to plug in cables. While the mobile phone is still charged all the time, don’t be afraid that the battery will run out at all.

The AMG Dynamic’s MBUX system is superior to the Avantgarde as it offers hard-disc navigation, live traffic information, and surround sound quality from Burmester. AMG Dynamic models only

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The seat position of the C-Class W206 is similar to that of the W205, in that it feels like sitting in a race car cockpit. With the center console between the front seats designed to clearly separate the driver and passenger side. including the use of various materials The interior is considered to be full of quality as expected from the Mercedes-Benz brand. Which here can be said without a doubt that it can do better than the BMW 3 Series G20 and Audi A4/A5.

while the security system Mercedes-Benz C 220 d AMG Dynamic consists of ESP Stability Control System, ADAPTIVE BRAKE braking system with HOLD function (hold brakes while on red lights) and help to start on slopes Hill – Start Assist, brake assist system, Active Brake Assist, system Automatic speed control, Cruise Control with speed limit function, SPEEDTRONIC, seat belt status warning system for rear passengers, Blind Spot Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Exit Warning Function

There is also an automatic parking assistance system, Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC parking sensors, reversing camera, emergency brake lights, Adaptive brake light and dual front airbags, front side, Curtain airbags and knee airbags on the driver’s side (Kneebag), etc.

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engine

The power of the Mercedes-Benz C 220 d AMG Dynamic is a Mild-hybrid 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine with a capacity of 2.0 liters, with a maximum power of 200 horsepower at 3,600 rpm, a maximum torque of 440 Nm at 1,800 – 2,800 rpm (increased from the W205 with a maximum power of 194 hp, maximum torque of 400 Nm) is transmitted by a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission with steering wheel gearshift paddles.

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The increase in power is due to the installation of a 48-volt electric motor that enhances the engine’s performance. as well as generating and supplying power to electrical equipment in the car It also enhances the function of the ECO start / stop system as it helps the engine to stop faster in the cadence before the car stops at a red light. resulting in better fuel economy It also allows the air conditioning system to maintain constant cooling even when the engine is turned off.

driving

We test drive this Mercedes-Benz C 220 d AMG Dynamic for a short distance not far from Bangkok. Heading to Ayutthaya, where the feeling of driving the new C-Class W206 must admit that it is quite close to the W205. Whether the response of the steering wheel is sharp and quick. and the suspension that is set is quite tight

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Use in the city is considered flexible. With a maximum torque of 440 Newton-meters and a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission that changes the ratio seamlessly. can nibble on the traffic with confidence However, it should be noted that the ECO Start/Stop system in normal combustion engine vehicles will turn off the engine only when the car is completely stationary But in the Mild-hybrid engine, there is a 48 volt electric motor to help. As a result, the engine stops before the car stops completely. which in theory will increase fuel economy but in real driving conditions There may be a rhythm that must flow slowly along the front car. But the engine turned off stubbornly. waste like that causing interruptions in driving until having to press the ECO Start / Stop system to cut off the annoyance instead

As soon as the traffic opened up You can fully enjoy the torque of the diesel engine. with the power of the engine plus the stillness of the cabin I accidentally pressed the accelerator more than 120 km / h without realizing it often. When the car is moving at a speed of 110 km / h, it uses only 1,350 rpm at the 9th gear position, so the vibration and noise of the engine are almost not felt. Therefore, it can be said that it is a car suitable for long-distance driving comfortably.

When arriving at the destination in Ayutthaya, the average consumption rate on the screen appears at 5.0 liters per 100 kilometers, or about 20 km / liter, compared to using a ground travel speed of about 110 km / h, so it is considered A luxury car with quite impressive fuel efficiency.

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summarize

Mercedes-Benz C 220 d AMG Dynamic, body code W206, is still a luxury car that stands out in terms of luxury, elegance, and has a full range of standard equipment. Although it lacks some options that the top-of-the-line C-Class should have, such as Digital Light headlights, DISTRONIC cruise control, and others, but in exchange for engine performance, suspension, plus fuel economy without plugging in. It also gives the feeling of driving with a raw aura. According to the diesel engine version, I believe that fans who like Mercedes-Benz would not have to think for a long time.

Selling price Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2022 (W206)

Model C 220 d Avantgarde price 2,590,000 baht
Model C 220 d AMG Premium price 2,990,000 baht

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